5 things we learned at #MaybankChampionship

Mon 22 Feb 2016

5 things we learned at #MaybankChampionship

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February 22: It was another great week on the Asian Tour at the Maybank Championship Malaysia. Here are five things which we learnt at the event which you might or might not know.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]1[/dropcap]It has been six long years since Marcus Fraser of Australia won so his Maybank Championship Malaysia victory tasted even sweeter. For the entire week, he only dropped two shots coupled with some great golf shots which earned him the beautifully crafted ‘Tiger’ trophy. What’s more interesting is that Fraser won in Malaysia 15 years ago as an amateur when he finished as the top individual in the Eisenhower Trophy.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]2[/dropcap]Soomin Lee… Remember this name. He has played in only two sanctioned events with the European Tour but finished inside the top-five on both occasions. He placed second at the Maybank Championship Malaysia and ended his campaign in the Hong Kong Open last year in third place. Prior to the Malaysian event, he also finished tied seventh in Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Soomin Lee of Korea Soomin Lee of Korea
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]3[/dropcap]Miguel Tabuena of the Philippines lived up to the adage ‘beware the sick golfer’. He struggled with food poisoning since Tuesday but battled on like a true warrior and was in contention at the Maybank Championship Malaysia. He eventually finished tied second but was praised for his battling spirit.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]4[/dropcap]The future of the Asian Tour certainly looks bright. Still in their early 20s, Lee and Tabuena stood their ground and shared second place in the elite field which attracted 11 players ranked inside the top-60 in the world. With more experience, you can expect to see the duo contending and winning more titles in the near future. It is also important to note that reigning Asian Development Tour Order of Merit winner Casey O’Toole finished tied 24th in the event thanks to a hole-in-one on the second day to win one million Hilton HHonors points.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]5[/dropcap]The Royal Selangor Golf Club offered one of the best sceneries on the Asian Tour. Situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, players played on the second oldest course in Malaysia with beautiful skyscrapers including the KL Tower and Twin Towers in the backdrop. Don’t believe us? See the photos here.